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Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Family Planning and Preventative Health Services, Inc. v. Texas Health & Human Services

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Family Planning and Preventative Health Services, Inc. v. Texas Health & Human Services Commission

State court challenge to a Texas rule prohibiting Planned Parenthood affiliates and other entities affiliated with abortion providers from participating in Texas' Medicaid Women's Health Program. The case was filed in October 2012. The state court immediately issued a temporary restraining order and set a hearing date for the following month. Following the November 2012 hearing, a state court judge granted Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction. In December 2012, the Court of Appeals of Texas reversed that order. Final Outcome: In April 2014, the Texas Court of Appeals dismissed the case as moot because the program in which Planned Parenthood is seeking to participate no longer exists. (See the petition for injunction here. See the October temporary restraining order here. See the November temporary injunction here. See the Court of Appeals dismissal here.)